12 Oct 2007

Two Solomons MPs found not guilty of charges arising from Honiara riots

11:40 am on 12 October 2007

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports that the High Court of Solomon Islands has acquitted both East and Central Honiara MPs Charles Dausabea and Nelson Ne'e on charges related to the 2006 April riots.

Mr Ne'e was arrested for alleged intimidation with the intention of causing injury to Mrs Anna Nuaiasi during the riot.

But the court ruled that Mr Ne'e was not guilty on the charge of intimidation and is now acquitted and discharged.

In the case of the east Honiara MP, Charles Dausabea, the court ruled that the MP is not guilty on the charge of inciting a riot in Parliament house and also not guilty of inciting a riot to destroy buildings in China town.

He was also found not guilty on a charge of intimidation.